This is my first post on this site, so forgive me for any embarrassing newbie actions
Well, today I reached the 7 week mark on isotretinoin, and I hate to be so negative but I've never been more miserable. My face is a mess of massive, open, infected (we're talking a kind of green film over the marks that keeps replenishing) spots that keep randomly bleeding and that no makeup has a chance of covering. I'm 99% sure it wasn't this bad before I started the isotretinoin!
I guess I decided to join this site because it's hard to be positive when my face looks like this. I'm so lucky I'm not at college at the moment because it would've made a massive dent in my absence record! I've cancelled three social events which isn't much fun over the christmas period, and I guess I just needed a bit of motivation and a hint from perhaps previous accutane users of anything that is safe to use with the accutane that might clear these up more quickly?
I'm aware that you're meant to just let the accutane get on with it, but I can't go on like this! So is there anything natural and topical that might clear up the infection and the redness quicker? If it's of any interest, I've been told by my GP that I have more bacteria on my skin surface than most people, which is why the minute any wound opens, it's instantly infected! I've honestly tried to stop digging my nails in and tried to just leave them, but I either knock or prod them in my sleep because they seem to bleed awfully easily.
So, not great right now. If it's required by anyone I'm on 50mg a day, though my first month was on 40mg.
Thanks, and sorry if I've posted this in the wrong place or it's too long or anything I'm not used to about this site yet